Imovane is a brand product that contains Zopiclone, which belongs to a class of non-benzodiazepine. It works by enhancing the effect of a certain chemical in your brain in order to induce sleepiness. It is used short-term only to treat insomnia.
Imovane is available as tablets. The usual adult dose is 3.75 mg once daily at bedtime, and may increase up to 7.5 mg as maximum daily dose. Use not more than 7-10 consecutive days.
Common side effects of Imovane include irregular heartbeat, sweating and shivering.
Common dosing schedule:
Imovane should be taken right before you get into bed.
This schedule is for reference only, adjustments may be made according to individual needs.
Some common medications Imovane may interact with:
Please notify your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking the above medication, dosage adjustments might be needed.
In Hong Kong, Imovane is a prescription only medicine, and requires a prescription from a doctor to be purchased in a pharmacy. It can also be obtained from doctors. To find a pharmacy near you, refer to the list of pharmacies (“Authorized Sellers of Poisons”) from the Hong Kong Department of Health.
For more information about drug names and ingredients, you can visit Hong Kong’s Drug Office at https://www.drugoffice.gov.hk
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For detailed information about the use of Imovane in children, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and for questions about drug interactions, please check with your pharmacist or doctor.
Disclaimer: our goal is to provide you with the most relevant drug information and common dosage for Hong Kong. This information does not constitute medical advice. For specific treatment recommendations and advice, always discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, and follow the instructions included with your specific medicine.